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English ceilidhs are essentially modern barn dances, with polkas, jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc mainly from English sources (but also elsewhere), danced to lively music from a variety of influences/sources.

(Scottish ceilidhs have their own dances/tunes/sound - for that please see our sister band, Innistor, at

Second Front has been playing for English ceilidhs and barn dances across Surrey and into Hampshire, Sussex and Berkshire since 2000. Our sound is lively, rhythmic and musical, and our caller makes the dancing good fun. There is more on all this on our Ceilidh/Barn Dancing and Music pages, but you may find the following video useful to get a first impression of what it all looks and sounds like (sorry about the dim lighting on the dancers):

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SF - curtain backdrop - Feb 12Second Front is in its element playing in the likes of village/church halls for relatively informal events such as birthday, anniversary and other parties, and for social and/or fund raising events for groups such as school PTAs, sports clubs, church groups, charity fund-raising, Morris dance sides, etc. And we are also happy to help celebrate weddings and civil partnerships.

Our working area is roughly anywhere within 45 minutes drive of Guildford / Farnham, covering the western half of Surrey, and adjacent parts of Hampshire (Hants), West Sussex and Berkshire (Berks) (more detail in FAQ).

You may find it useful to glance through our FAQ page before you Contact us, and we have Testimonials and Links pages.

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